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Events Calendar

TODAY

Soup kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10-17th Ave. SW.

Russell Svenningsen, tenor, and Dianna Anderson, piano, will perform Franz Schubert’s late masterpiece, “Winterreise,” at 7:30 p.m. in Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. “Winterreise” (Winter Journey) is a song cycle set to 24 poems by Wilhelm Muller. Svenningsen is an assistant professor of music at Augustana College, Sioux Falls. He has been a featured soloist with orchestras and opera companies both locally and around the world. Anderson is an MSU assistant professor of music. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

Boy Scout Troop 411 will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Minot Moose Club from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Money raised will help to pay for camps and travel for the Scouts.

Minot State University voice students perform at 3 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Old Main. The recital is free, and parking is unrestricted.

MONDAY

Faith United Methodist Church’s soup kitchen: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at United Congregational Church, 430 N. Broadway.

The Lord’s Cupboard Welcome Table food pantry is available Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m., at 103-14th Ave. SW, east of the Easter Seals Goodwill store.

Matthew Coley, percussion performer, composer and educator, performs a percussion clinic and a solo concert at Minot State University. The clinic is at 1 p.m. in Old Main 121, and the concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The concert will include selections for marimba, hammered dulcimer and doumbek, as well as excerpts from a 2011 concerto by Andrew Ardizzoia for glass xylophone, glass bottles and almglocken. The clinic and evening performance are free and open to the public.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Ward County Water Resource Board meeting: 9 a.m., Ward County Highway Department, 900-13th St. SE.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A breakfast benefit for Wayne Bethke will be held Sunday, March 16, at the Senior Citizen Center in Newburg. Proceeds will help defray ongoing medical costs associated with Bethke’s battle with West Nile virus. If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation, make check payable to Wayne Bethke Benefit Fund, and mail to Tracey Bethke-Oja, 915-37th St. SE, Minot, ND 58701. Thrivent Financial is also sponsoring the event.

Souris Valley United Way grant funding consideration is now open to local nonprofit agencies. SVUW will work with community partners to improve lives in the areas of education, income and health. Grant applications for 2015 funding are due Wednesday, March 12. Application forms and grant criteria are available at (svunitedway.com) or by calling 839-2994 for more information.

Companions for Children will present the Martini Masquerade fundraiser at the Grand Hotel on Friday, March 14. The fundraiser features music from local artists, martini tasting, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and a silent auction. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., martini tasting will be featured with music from the Minot State University jazz group. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., there will be a dance. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased in advance by calling 838-5784, at Marry Me Bridal from March 8-13 or at the door (limited availability). You must be 21 to attend. Sponsored by I Do Balloons, Grand Hotel, Delta Vacations and Affinity First.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Ward County AARP Chapter No. 522 will meet Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Parker Senior Center. Brian Andersen, Minot Fire Department, will speak about “personal safety.” For more information, call 838-0073. Also, the AARP will host a “Get Smart on Scams” Lunch and Learn Wednesday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sleep Inn and Suites. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by calling 877-926-8300 or going online at (aarp.org/nd).

Legal Aid will be at the Parker Senior Center on Wednesday, March 26, at 11 a.m.

MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING

Monday: Footcare, 9 a.m., Parker Center.

Wednesday: Bible study, 10 a.m., Parker Center.

MINOT COMMISSION ON AGING MENU

Reminder: Meal reservations or cancellations are preferred by 5 p.m. the day before or 8:30 a.m. the day of the meal.

Monday: Swiss steak; Tuesday: Baked chicken; Wednesday: Spaghetti; Thursday: Turkey and gravy; Friday: Seafood Alfredo over pasta.

SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

Monday: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Exercise, 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday: Bible study, 10 a.m.

Thursday: Exercise, 9:15 a.m.

Friday: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.

The Parker Center, 21-1st Ave. SE, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 852-0561 for more information on activities. The Senior Citizens’ Office will be closed until further notice.

YOUTH EVENTS

STAR WARS PARTY

Children in grades K-5 are invited to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character and do some “out-of-this-world” activities. The event will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information about the program, call the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

TOTALLY PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME

A story time for independent children ages 3-6 will be held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

SIDE BY SIDE STORIES

This is a story time that is held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library for preschool children. Parents, grandparents and caregivers must accompany children to the story time. For more information, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

TEDDY BEAR TALES

This story time for parents and their children will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. through April 8 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. Come with your child and unwind and listen to a story after a long day at work. For more information, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY STORYTIME

A puppet story time that is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for independent children ages 3-6 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

BABY STEPS

This 20-minute story time for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age and their caregivers will be held at 10 a.m. on Fridays through April 11 in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. For more information, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

TECH TUTORS: ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER HELP FOR ADULTS

The Minot Public Library will be offering one-on-one computer help for adults at no cost this winter. This will be by appointment only, and the tutor availability will depend on the type of computer help needed. Library cards are required to sign up. You may bring your own laptop or portable device if you wish to do so. Some topic areas that could be covered are Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint Basics; Computer Basics; Internet Tips & Searching; Email Basics; OverDrive or OneClickdigital Electronic Format Materials; Consumer Health Resources on the Internet; and our Electronic Resources. Please contact the library at 852-1045 for information on how to sign up for a call back on the topics you are interested in, or fill out the form online on our Library Events Calendar at (minotlibrary.org). You will be contacted to set up an appointment.

VOLUNTEER

OPPORTUNITIES

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol recruits and trains senior volunteers to educate peers in local communities to prevent, detect and report Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare fraud. The patrol is looking for volunteers to serve as resources and educators for Medicare beneficiaries. Training will be provided. Call Brenda at 858-4477 for more information.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS: Habitat for Humanity in Minot is looking for volunteers. Call Roxy Volk weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 852-9799 or visit the website at (www.minothabitat.org) for more information.

MENTORS NEEDED: Companions for Children in Minot needs mentors for about 40 youth, ages 6-14, all from single-parent families. Mentors must be ages 18 or older. Mentors are people who will listen and spend time with a child or teen and incorporate them into their normal activities. People interested in being a mentor to a child, call 838-5784, send e-mail to children2@srt.com or visit the website at (www.companionsforchildren-Minot.org) for more information.

MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS: The Minot Commission on Aging needs volunteers to assist with preparing for Meals on Wheels delivery from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and also needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 852-0561 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLOTHING CENTER: Volunteers are needed to help at The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch 2nd Chance Thrift Store in Minot to organize clothes, hang and tag clothes, help maintain store appearance, fill shelves and straighten the sales floor. Call 852-0236 or stop at the store at 1206 S. Broadway for more information.

VOLUNTEERS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Volunteers for Mouse River Players Community Theatre are needed throughout the year for lights, costumes, makeup, set design, general cleaning and other tasks. Call the Mouse River Players’ office at 838-3939.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: People 55 or over are invited to join the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP also provides volunteers with a number of benefits such as supplemental insurance, transportation, and recognition banquets. Call Linda at 852-3799 for more information. The RSVP is now in Trinity-St. Joseph’s, 407-3rd St. SE.

SENIOR COMPANIONS NEEDED: Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is seeking senior companions in the Minot area. Companions provide help and friendship to older adults in the community. Call (800) 450-1510.

CITIZEN REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED: The North Dakota Department of Human Services is recruiting volunteer citizen representatives to serve as long-term care community ombudsmen. Call Bryan Fredrickson at (888) 342-4900 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Women’s Way needs volunteers to help inform area women about free screening services. Call (800) 449-6636.

MAKE-A-WISH: The nonprofit organization Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota is seeking volunteers in the Minot area. The foundation grants wishes to North Dakota children with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the foundation has opportunities for volunteering that include area volunteer chair, wish granting, the speaker bureau, airport greeters and special event organizers. Call the foundation in Fargo at 280-9474.

DONATIONS WANTED

WISH LIST: The 2nd Story Social Club has a wish list of items needed. Those who would like to donate may bring monetary donations, coffee, including decaffeinated, Styrofoam or paper plates, plastic silverware, coffee filters, Styrofoam cups (9 oz. size), napkins, toilet paper, tin foil, large plastic bags, Kleenex, paper towels, cookies, bars, pop, powdered drink mixes, snack foods, healthy snacks, frozen pizzas, canned vegetables, cassette tapes, videos, CDs and DVDs, grooming and cosmetic supplies, Scotch tape dispenser refills, envelopes, birthday gift bags, adult softball gloves, large garbage bags, large size baskets or unique containers for fundraisers, batteries, AAA, AA and C and gift items that can be used for Bingo prizes and Christmas gifts. Donations of used clothes are not needed. The club is located at 13-1st Ave. SW. The best time to drop off donations is weekdays between 2 and 9:30 p.m. 2nd Story is a social club for adults with developmental disabilities. It is accessible for those with handicaps. Call 838-0912.